Speaker: Ruqiang Yan, Professor of the School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China,
Fellow of IEEE and ASME
Title: Physics Model Meets Data Science: A Collaborative Perspective for Intelligent Operation and Maintenance of High-end Equipment
The Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) system provides the full life-span management of complex high-end equipment, realizing its intelligent operation and maintenance in the era of Industry 4.0. Fault diagnosis & prognosis, as key elements of the PHM system, are undergoing tremendous change. Nowadays, data-intensive science, led by deep learning, has broken through the limitations of physics models on big data and become an important paradigm for diagnosis & prognosis. However, due to the lack of an intuitive understanding of physics models, data science faces challenges in terms of interpretability and reliability. As two ways of observing the laws of the physical world, data science and physics models are not opposite, but two sides of one coin. This presentation will focus on a collaborative perspective of data science with physics models for fault diagnosis & prognosis through collaborative deep learning structures: physics-constraint network and dynamic governing network. This collaborative perspective has merits in aspects of interpretability, controllability, and knowledge discovery, which can further capture the evolution trend of physical systems in the big data era.
Ruqiang Yan is a Full Professor of the School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. His research interests include data analytics, AI, and energy-efficient sensing and sensor networks for the condition monitoring, fault diagnosis and prognosis of large-scale, complex, dynamical systems.
Dr. Yan is a Fellow of IEEE (2022) and ASME (2019). His honors and awards include the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Technical Award in 2019, the New Century Excellent Talents in University Award from the Ministry of Education in China in 2009, and multiple best paper awards. Dr. Yan is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Sensors Journal, and Editorial Board Member of Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering.